The UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory and the Hammer Museum present a conference on June 4 & 5, 2011 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles:

Can Art and Politics Be Thought? Practices, Possibilities, Pitfalls

Curated by Kenneth Reinhard and Drew Daniel

Featuring talks by

Alain Badiou (Being and Event, Logics of Worlds)
Matthew Barney (Cremaster, Drawing Restraint)
Lauren Berlant (The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture, The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship)
Joshua Clover (1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About, Madonna Anno Domini: Poems)
Joan Copjec (Read My Desire: Lacan against the Historicists, Imagine There’s No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation)
Drew Daniel (Throbbing Gristle’s Twenty Jazz Funk Greats, A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure [Matmos])
Steve Goodman (Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, Black Sun [Kode9])
Allan Sekula (Performance under Working Conditions, Polonia And Other Fables)

And featuring performances by Ultra-Red, Kode9, and Matmos (June 4)
And a reading of scenes from two plays by Alain Badiou, Incident at Antioch and Ahmed the Philosopher (June 5)

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